Asustor AS6510T LockerStor 10 NAS Review

Does the Asustor LockerStor 10-Bay NAS Drive Deserve your Data? For those that have been searching for the right network attached storage device in 2020, you will almost certainly have done plenty of research. Whether it is looking at the hardware, the software or the brand/manufacturer in question, there will always be something that will […]

QNAP TS-251D and TS-230 2-Bay NAS Comparison

Should you Buy the QNAP TS-251D or TS-230 NAS in 2020? If you are looking to buy a new 2-Bay NAS in 2020, then chances are that you will be looking at some of the newest releases. The reason for this is pretty obvious – you want to invest in hardware that has staying power, […]

Choosing Between Thick vs Thin Provisioning on your NAS

Thick Provisioning VS Thin Provisioning on your NAS Drive Thick provisioning, thin provisioning – These terms have been around for a period of time, but what is the difference between them? Since thick and thin provisioning are often confused with the actual implementation of the storage system. In this blog, we will introduce these terms […]

Hard Drives VS Solid State Drives in 2020

Choosing Between Solid State Drives and Hard Drives in 2020 With the invention of SSD (Solid-State Disk or Solid-State Drive), the entire storage area has a significant change in performance. The most frequently asked question is what’s the difference between the traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD? They are similar in the external physical […]

Seagate Exos 2X14TB MACH2 SAS Hard Drive Revealed at CES 2020

Seagate and their Mach.2 HAMR Drives Near Release Seagate’s technology team reports that partners have begun integration development with both HAMR and our MACH.2 Multi Actuator technologies and technology nears production. Several partners displayed these advanced technologies, the new Seagate Exos 2X14 drive, and Seagate Nytro Data Center NVMe SSD Series drives in their booth […]

New Seagate Lyve Mobile Drive System at CES 2020

Seagate Unveil a New Modular Storage Platform at CES 2020 – The Lyve Mobile Drive Storage System Seagate Technology announced at CES 2020 a revolutionary modular storage solution that can manage rapidly growing enterprise, cloud and edge data services in business into 2020. Alongside the reveal of this new multi-component storage system, it is also […]

QNAP TS-431X3 and TS-431KX 10Gbe NAS Unveiled at CES 2020

New Affordable 10Gbe TS-431X3 and TS-431KX NAS Solutions from QNAP Revealed Although there has been several solutions on show from QNAP at the CES 2020 tech event, there has been a very consistent them running through the majority of them. Namely making 10Gbe much more accessible and affordable to home and business users alike. This […]

OWC Thunderbolt 3 ThunderBay 8 and ThunderBay Flex 8 at CES 2020

Brand New OWC ThunderBay SATA, SAS and U.2, PCIe Enabled Thunderbolt 3 ThunderBay 8 Another device on show at CES 2020 in Vegas that is squarely aimed at you content creators, editors in post and almost certainly Mac users, OWC has announced two new Thunderbolt 3 storage enclosures. These two new creative professional focused devices […]

QNAP TR-106C & TR-104C Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 Hardware RAID Expansions Revealed at CES 2020

Innovative QNAP TR-106C & TR-104C Thunderbolt3 + USB 3.2 RAID Expansions We are seeing lots of interesting new tech arriving from QNAP, the innovators of the NAS industry, at CES 2020 being revealed. However, of all the things being revealed, the TR-104C and TR-106C are the most demanded for existing QNAP NAS owners. New evolutions […]

Synology DS420j NAS on Show at PepCom and CES 2020

Synology Reveal the Budget DS420J 4-Bay Diskstation NAS Solution Another new piece of kit revealed at CES 2020 and this time it just before the show fully kicked off, at Pepcom 2020 (technically the CES launch event). This new and highly affordable Synology solution is one we have covered here on the blog before, the […]

New QSW-M408-4C and QSW-M408-S Affordable Managed 10Gbe Switch Revealed at CES 2020

New QNAP QSW-M408 10Gbe Switch Uncovered at CES 2020 More new tech is being revealed at CES 2020 in vegas and the latest piece of 10Gbe equipment that QNAP wanted to show off was their latest affordable 10G Switch. Arriving hot on the heels of the QSW-308 range, these newer QSW-M408-4C and QSW-M408-S are sure […]

Asustor LockerStor 10 Pro Revealed at CES 2020

New Xeon Powered AS7110T LockerStor 10 Pro NAS Revealed at CES 2020 If there was one brand that really shook things up last year in the world of NAS, it has to be Asustor. Always a brand that popped up throughout 2019 here on NASCompares, they have seemingly been challenging the bigger brands at their […]

Brand New QNAP QGD-1602P NAS+Switch Combo Reveal

New QNAP QGD-1602P NAS+Switch Device Revealed at CES 2020 After the early success of the QNAP NAS + Switch combination of the Guardian Switch in late 2019, it wasn’t a huge surprise that QNAP was going to do more with this product series. However, I did not expect a reveal so soon into 2020 in […]

Best 2.5Gbe and 5Gbe NAS Drive of 2019 – 2020

Top 3 NAS for 2.5Gbe and 5Gbe of the Year Data is getting bigger! There is no avoiding it, the size of the data we generate every single day is constantly increasing and with worldwide access to the data getting more straight forward, the speed at which we want that data is growing too. The […]

QNAP QVR Face Recognition Beta Released for QVR Pro

Facial Recognition and Identification for QNAP QVR Pro – QVR Face and Tiger Released in Beta QNAP and their ever-evolving QVR Pro Surveillance NAS software has long been established one of the best CCTV and NVR platforms included with your NAS drive purchase. With most QNAP NAS drives arriving with 8 camera licenses, a range […]

Synology DSM 7.0 Beta – How to Register and Access

How to Get Access to the Synology DSM 7.0 Beta Synology are getting ready for the launch of their Diskstation Manager NAS software, version 7.0, and the good news is that they are asking users if they want to put it through it’s paces. Much like previous releases, the newest release of DSM is going […]

Best Rackmount NAS Server to Buy

Top 3 Rackmount NAS of the Year Making the jump from small to big business can be a fantastically intimidating one and with increasing laws about data protection and GDPR (urgh!) to take into account, choosing the right hardware for your data storage can be both a fantastically dull and complicated one. One a business […]

Synology FS6400 FlashStation NAS Hardware Review

The Synology FS6400 FlashStation, Innovation or Overkill? When Synology first released their first entry into the flashstation NAS range (now almost 2 years ago, I have to admit I was a bit dubious. I did genuinely believe that SSD and NAS go together very well, however, more and more we are finding that NAS devices […]

Synology SA3200D RackStation NAS – Specifications and Data Sheet

Maximize Service Availability, Minimize Downtime – The SA3200D RackStation NAS Synology SA3200D features a dual controller architecture to ensure operations and core business functions are not severely impacted by a disaster or unplanned incident that take critical systems offline. The hardware redundancy mechanism leverages controllers, power supplies, and fans to prevent a single point of […]

NAS Offers in the Boxing Day Sale

NAS Bargains this Boxing Day 2019 If you have been looking for the right time to buy your first NAS this 2019, then you would be hard pushed to find a better time that Boxing Day Sales 2019. The event is going to last for the next 36 hours, so fast shopping is going to […]